2016 Rio Olympics: Medal Count Standings Through 3rd Full Day Of Events (Updated)

It is Day 3 of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and things are really beginning to heat up in the race for top overall medal leader. Throughout the day on Sunday, China held onto the top spot, but they ended up losing the lead at the conclusion competition. During the swimming events, the United States took control and held a commanding lead in the overall medal standings leading into the third full day of events.

The first medals of Monday were awarded in the men’s 10m air rifle, and it upped things a lot for Italy. According to the results reported by the BBC, Niccolo Campriani of Italy came in first place to win the gold. Serhiy Kulish of the Ukraine came in second by a large margin over Vladimir Maslennikov of Russia, who took bronze.

Late on Sunday night, Team USA lit things up in the pool as Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal by swimming a great second leg of the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay. As reported by USA Today, Phelps was on the verge of retirement but decided to return to the Olympics and show he still had it.

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Around the middle of Monday, Croatia was able to win its first medal of the games and it was a gold won by Josip Glasnovic for men’s trap shooting. Italy came in second to take silver while Great Britain took the bronze.

The following list has the countries and the medals they have won as far as Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The order is going by the total medal count and not which country has the most gold, silver, or bronze medals individually.

Country: Gold – Silver – Bronze – Total

  • 1. United States: 5 – 7 – 7 – 19
  • 2. China: 5 – 3 – 5 – 13
  • 3(t). Japan: 3 – 0 – 7 – 10
  • 3(t). Russia: 2 – 5 – 3 – 10
  • 5. Italy: 3 – 4 – 2 – 9
  • 6. Australia: 4 – 0 – 3 – 7
  • 7. South Korea: 2 – 2 – 1 – 5
  • 8(t). Thailand: 2 – 1 – 1 – 4
  • 8(t). Great Britain: 1 – 1 – 2 – 4
  • 8(t). Canada: 0 – 1 – 3 – 4
  • 11(t). Chinese Taipei: 1 – 0 – 2 – 3
  • 11(t). Kazakhstan: 0 – 1 – 2 – 3
  • 13(t). Hungary: 2 – 0 – 0 – 2
  • 13(t). New Zealand: 0 – 2 – 0 – 2
  • 13(t). Brazil: 1 – 1 – 0 – 2
  • 13(t). South Africa: 0 – 2 – 0 – 2
  • 13(t). Indonesia: 0 – 2 – 0 – 2
  • 13(t). Ukraine: 0 – 1 – 1 – 2
  • 13(t). Uzbekistan: 0 – 0 – 2 – 2
  • 13(t). Sweden: 1 – 1 – 0 – 2
  • 21(t). Belgium: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Colombia: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Croatia: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Kosovo: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). France: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Netherlands: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Argentina: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Vietnam: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Philippines: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Azerbaijan: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). North Korea: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Mongolia: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Denmark: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 21(t). Poland: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 21(t). Spain: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 21(t). Greece: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 21(t). Georgia: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 21(t). Portugal: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

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In all, there are 205 countries competing in these Olympics so if a country isn’t listed, they haven’t won any medals at all yet.

There are a number of medal events that will still take place on Monday including artistic gymnastics, swimming, rugby sevens, judo, fencing, diving, and more. The medal count is going to change greatly throughout the day so keep track of what happens on Day 3.

As those events conclude, the list above will be updated to show the full medal results for day two of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

There are many other events taking place on Monday and a lot of them don’t even have anything to do with an immediate medal. As reported by USA Water Polo, Spain pulled off a big 10-9 win over Team USA in the early match of the day.

Fans of the Olympics have already seen a lot of close calls, exciting races, and big-time upsets through just two full days of action. It’s hard to imagine things can get any better than this, but there is a long way to go.

It is only Day 3 of the 2016 Rio Olympics and there is still so much to come, but some countries are already showcasing their dominance. The United States and China are doing everything to stay in first place, but Italy, Australia, Japan, and Russia are not far behind them. As the days go on, the medal count standings will be altered greatly while the intensity and action heat up.

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